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Succus Rhamni. Buckthorn Juice.

Botanical name:

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Buckthorn juice is obtained from the fruit of the common buckthorn, Rhamnus cathartica, Linn. (N.O. Rhamneae), the berries being expressed when ripe. The juice is a dark reddish-purple liquid, with a fragrant odour. It is very liable to ferment.

Uses.—This juice is used only in the form of Syrupus Rhamni, and is now rarely employed except in veterinary medicine.

PREPARATION.

Syrupus Rhamni, B.P.C.—SYRUP OF BUCKTHORN.
Buckthorn juice, 50; with strong tincture of ginger, oil of pimento, alcohol, refined sugar and distilled water, to 100. Dose.—2 to 4 mils (1/2 to 1 fluid drachm).

The British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1911, was published by direction of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.



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